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November 24th, 2021

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

Improvements and bug fixes for job filters

We invested some time this week improving the filters for jobs. This included fixing a bug where the salary slider would not work on mobile, updating the copy from clear to select all on the Job Type filter, and improving the format of numbers on the filter slide over on mobile.

New remote work articles

We’ve published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed bug causing blog post to not show up on the homepage 
  • Improved URL validation for LinkedIn URLs
  • Added Head of Remote to job categories
  • Fixed issue causing images to be deleted when clicked on in company profile form
  • Removed incomplete companies from search suggestions 
  • Polished the UI of the perks modal for employers
  • Company link on company profile form now opens in new tab.
  • Added new perks: Flexible working hours, disability insurance, fertility benefits, company retreat, and get paid in crypto. 
November 16th, 2021

Autosave and faster forms

Autosave and faster forms

Autosave and faster forms

We spent the week continuing to improve the editing experience for company profiles. From now on your company profile will be automatically saved in the background while you edit it. 

This means if you accidentally close the tab you won’t lose progress. You’ll also notice that forms submit without refreshing the page, which should make things feel faster. 

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed issue with overflowing lines in nav dropdown
  • Updated redirect for old stack URL
  • Removed incomplete companies from search autocomplete
  • Changed minimum job description to 100 words
  • Added placeholder text to rich text boxes
November 9th, 2021

Improvements to company profile management

Improvements to company profile management

Improvements to company profile management


We spent the week improving the experience of creating and editing company profiles. This included improving the tab navigation of the edit company form, enhancing frontend and backend validation for perks, and a few minor style improvements.

We’ll be introducing autosave to company profiles soon, which means if you accidentally close the tab when you’re creating or editing your company profile you won’t lose progress. 

New remote work articles


We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed caching bug causing new companies to not be found in dropdowns
  • Fixed issue causing JavaScript to not work on the changelog
  • Enhanced automated process for refreshing jobs and removing expired jobs
  • Fixed issue causing incorrect canonical link to be chosen on company profile and tech stack pages
November 3rd, 2021

Perks and benefits

Perks and benefits

Added support for benefits and perks for employers

Employers can now add benefits and perks to their company profiles to help attract remote talent. Adding benefits and perks is another way for companies to tell their story and shine a spotlight on their culture.

If you’re a remote employer, let your benefits and perks do the talking for you. A truly ideal candidate will be just as interested in your company’s values, benefits, and perks as they are in the job description and tech stack. Take the time to outline what it’s like to work at your company and what they’ll get beyond a paycheck. 

Create your free remote company profile today and get candidates excited to work with you before you’ve even met. 

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added support for bumping jobs to top of search
  • Fixed issue causing employers to be unable to create a new company
  • Updated Elasticsearch to OpenSearch
  • Updated OG images for the changelog and homepage
  • Removed unverified hiring managers from job form
  • Updated autocomplete to work again on JavaScript elements
  • Fixed issue causing autocomplete to filter out companies with the same name
  • Added comma as a delimiter to numbers on the homepage
  • Changed background color of transparent images to white
  • Fixed incorrect chevron color in nav dropdown
October 27th, 2021

Search speed and accuracy improvements

Search speed and accuracy improvements

Speed improvements and more weighting to newer jobs


We’ve made significant progress this week optimizing the speed of the platform. Loading the homepage, searching for remote jobs, viewing individual jobs, and using our company profiles and tech stacks should be significantly faster. The speed improvements are really noticeable if you land on one of our skill- or job category-based pages, like pages on remote design jobs, remote developer jobs, or remote sales jobs.

A bunch of work went into this including improving our caching, lazy loading images, optimizing our search algorithm and image sizes, minimizing JavaScript requests, purging unnecessary CSS, and moving some tasks from synchronous to asynchronous.  

We’ve also improved our search algorithm to place more weight on recently posted jobs, making it easier for you to be one of the first applicants. 

If you have any feedback, please let us know.

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements


  • Fixed flicker on chevron on nav hover
  • Increased the clickable area in type to search results
  • Removed sticky sidebar on search pages
  • Fixed issue causing some employment types to be unselected when you pressed back in your browser
  • Fixed UI bug causing filter buttons to overflow outside the container
October 19th, 2021

New social images

New social images

Speed is a feature

Based on your feedback on the release of Himalayas 2.0, we’re planning to focus primarily on performance improvements and speed over the next few weeks. This work will make Himalayas even nicer to use and make it faster to find jobs that are relevant to you. 

Speed is a feature, one that we consider core to Himalayas and will continue to treat it as a top priority as we scale. 

The first investment we have made into this is lazy loading images on our home page and significantly improving the time it takes to build and deploy the site. Improving our build time will significantly reduce the time it takes to upload and test new features, so it’s an important first step.

Updated social image style

In case you’re not aware when you post a job on Himalayas, we automatically share it on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, as well as in our community of remote workers. We wanted to make sharing any jobs or company profiles on social media as high-impact as possible so we’ve invested in automatically creating unique and beautiful images to go with each post. To see what they look like, check out our social media accounts or share a job with a friend or colleague!

New remote work articles

We've published a number of articles in the last week:

Other fixes and improvements

  • Updated Rails to the latest version
  • Fixed issue where URLs with trailing slashes weren’t redirected properly
  • Updated text copy in navigation dropdown
  • Updated headings on the company page
  • Increased size of text on pages
  • Fixed issue causing dropdowns to lose focus on initial load
  • Changed checkbox text weight to medium 
  • Fixed caching issue where incorrect breadcrumb was shown on search pages
  • Reduced maximum container size from 1440px to 1280px
  • Improved clarity of small images
  • Fixed issue where canonical on page 1 was different to the base page
  • Improved transitions with modals
  • Added share link to company pages
  • Fixed issue where 404/500 pages were showing incorrect featured items
October 12th, 2021

Himalayas 2.0

Himalayas 2.0

Taking Himalayas to the next level 

We’re excited to announce the release of version 2.0 of Himalayas. This release includes significant improvements to our homepage, job search experience and job posts, as well as our remote company database and company profiles. 

It’s faster than ever to find remote jobs, research remote companies, or manage your company profile. 


New homepage




Our new homepage makes it easy to see the jobs that Himalayas can help you with. We’ve split the page into a few sections:
  • Find a remote job: Find exciting remote opportunities at fast-growing VC-backed companies to small bootstrapped businesses and use our sophisticated filtering to find remote roles that are hiring based on where you live. 
  • Research remote companies: Find companies whose culture and mission match your values and use our in-depth company profiles to understand their perks, benefits, and tech stack before applying.
  • Hire remote talent: Create your free company profile, leverage our sophisticated job listings, and share your tech stack and company culture. 
  • Go deeper on remote work: Read the latest from our blog and get actionable insights and advice regardless of whether you’re a remote job seeker, employee, or employer.

Job search experience


We’ve invested a lot into making our job search experience even better based on your feedback. You’ll see that we’ve moved all our filtering to the top of the page, added related searches, and made it easier to apply directly from the search. In addition to this, we’ve added user-friendly names to our time zone filtering to make it simple to filter down based on your time zone.

We’ve also improved the design and functionality of our job posts. It’s now easier to see the time zones or location requirements, job categories and skills, as well as additional information about the hiring company, including its tech stack. 


Remote company database


To help you find remote companies whose culture and mission match your values, we’ve redesigned our remote company database, added related searches to make it simple to find new companies, and improved our company profiles.

When you look at a company’s profile, you’ll be able to quickly see an overview of the company, how many remote jobs they have open, and their tech stack. 


Improvements to employer accounts


We’ve updated the design of the employer section of the site to make it easier to manage your company profile, add to your tech stack, and invite colleagues. 


New content from the Himalayas blog


We’ve been hard at work writing up what we believe is the best content on remote work. New articles include:
July 11th, 2021

Tech stacks

Tech stacks

Discover the tools and technology powering your favorite remote companies


For many remote job seekers knowing what languages and tools a company uses is a critical part of deciding whether or not to apply. 

But traditionally this information has been hard to get without insider knowledge. That’s why we’re excited to be adding tech stacks to our company profiles. 

Job seekers can now see what programming languages, SaaS tools, and other technologies a company uses. This makes it simple to figure out whether a company is a good fit for your existing skill set or preferences. For example, check out the technology behind Himalayas, Zapier, or Webflow.
If you’re looking to hire remote talent through Himalayas, we highly recommend adding your tech stack. It only takes a few minutes to add and you’ll get more relevant candidates interested in joining your company.

Other fixes and improvements


June 28th, 2021

Speed is a feature

Speed is a feature

Faster search suggestions


Speed is a feature, and while we try to pay attention to performance when adding new functionality, things can still get slow. Now and then, we need to look at critical parts of the site and refactor or re-architect portions to make it faster. 

This time around, we took a look at our search suggestion performance. 

We concentrated our efforts around:

  • Refactoring and optimizing how we load suggestions 
  • Switching from backend to frontend loading of suggestions
  • Allowing substring searches

This resulted in a big improvement in suggestion times meaning you’ll spend less time finding the right search queries and more time finding your next remote job. 

Career advice for remote workers


We’re launching our blog focused on career advice for remote workers. The first four posts are:
  1. How to get a job at a startup
  2. How to use the STAR method to ace behavioral interview questions
  3. The best questions to ask in an interview
  4. Behavioral interview questions to prep for

We plan to invest heavily in making it the best place to learn how to get and excel at a remote job. If you have anything you’d like us to cover, please send us a note.

Himalayas community


We’ve also launched our Discord community where you can talk directly to us, the founders of Himalayas, as well as remote job seekers and employers. 

Join our community today! We can’t wait to meet you and hear how we can help. :) 

Other fixes and improvements

  • Fixed issue causing dropdown boxes to open and be shown on page load
  • Fixed padding on company pages for companies with no active jobs
  • Updated navigation and footer styling
  • Fixed spelling mistake on our pricing page
  • Fixed bug where an internal error would occur if a company had no markets or a job had no categories

May 28th, 2021

Honey, I'm home

Honey, I'm home

New homepage


Today we’re launching our new homepage. You can search for jobs, explore open roles in popular remote work categories, or dive deep into our featured remote company profiles. 

Quick filters


We’ve added quick filters to the desktop version of the site to make it easy to jump between popular remote work categories like developer, sales, product, marketing, design, finance, and customer service

Other fixes and improvements

  • Updated CTA on pricing page from sign up to post a job.
  • Added home page, terms, privacy, pricing, and other pages to sitemap
  • Updated sitemap to only include completed company profiles
  • Fixed issue causing company logos to be misaligned on job cards
  • Improved slug generation to be more user friendly
  • Changed nav to dropdown on hover
  • Restyled checkboxes to be more consistent with radio buttons
  • Fixed formatting issues for pricing page on mobile
  • Fixed issue causing breadcrumbs to show dashes rather than spaces
May 21st, 2021

Is anybody out there?

Is anybody out there?

We want to hear from you


Hearing from you is a key part of how we improve Himalayas. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to provide feedback and that’s why we’re excited to introduce our new feedback tool. 

You can now quickly file a bug report or make a feature request from any page by clicking on Feedback in the top nav. Any feedback you provide will help make Himalayas better for everyone, we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say. 

Other fixes and improvements

  • Added ability to sort companies by number of active jobs
  • Fixed issue causing long job titles to overflow on the employer dashboard
  • Added ability to remove working permit when editing jobs
  • Fixed spacing issues on pricing page
  • Updated sender name on emails so they appear as Himalayas in your inbox
  • Fixed issue causing LinkedIn username to be rejected if it had a trailing /
May 14th, 2021

Create your company profile today

Create your company profile today

Employer accounts

We’re rolling out our new employer dashboard which lets you create or claim an existing company profile, post new and manage existing jobs, and invite colleagues to manage your Himalayas account.

Create or claim your company profile today and start posting jobs to get in front of the most responsive, remote-read talent looking to get hired right now. 

Pricing is simple: Your first 3 jobs are $1 each, after that it’s a flat $29 per post. Jobs are live for 30 days, branded with your company logo, and we’ll contribute 10% of your purchase to removing CO₂ from the atmosphere. There are no recurring or hidden costs and no complicated upsells.

Restrict roles to specific geographies or timezones and let job seekers filter themselves out so you don’t have to. 

The employer dashboard gives you access to in-depth insights into how your job posts are performing and lets you edit jobs or update your company profile whenever you like. 


Other fixes and improvements

  • Added pricing page
  • Improved nav bar to show popular job categories and companies with the most active jobs on Himalayas
  • Added working permit indicator to search pages, individual jobs, and filtering
  • Added email capture to search pages, job pages, and company pages
  • Fixed issue causing breadcrumbs on job pages to render incorrectly

December 11th, 2020

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

We're back


We're back after two months off. To celebrate, we spent the week fixing a bunch of bugs and cleaning up some design inconsistencies we just weren't happy with.
We want using Himalayas to feel like magic, so we'll continue to sweat the details. The average job board looks like it hasn't been updated in a decade. Our goal is to make our software frictionless, simple, and fast. We've got a long way to go but we're happy with where we're headed. 
This work also paves the way for our next big feature: employer accounts. We're excited to share what we've been up to, and we're even more excited to welcome our first employers to the platform. 
With employer accounts, you'll be able to sign up, create a new or claim an existing company profile, and manage job posts. If you want a sneak preview, or just want to learn more about posting to Himalayas, please reach out at [email protected]

Other improvements and fixes


  • Hide clear on search and filter box until an input
  • Reduced padding from 16px to 8px when pills wrap to a new line in the filter panel
  • Improve primary and secondary button hover states
  • Improve filter panel for mobiles
  • Fixed issue causing back arrow to not work properly on our job and company search pages
  • Fixed Renderton to serve a static version of the site for web crawlers
  • Reduced bottom margin on the pagination element on tablet and mobile from 160px to 128px and 80px
  • Increased clickability of page numbers by increasing padding 
  • Improved hover state of page numbers
  • cmd + click on similar jobs cards now opens in new tab
  • Fixed issue where category pages showed pill under skills rather than categories
  • Keyboard now hides on mobile when you select an option from autocomplete menus
  • Improved accessibly of icons on /jobs and /companies
  • Fixed issue page body would scroll when the filter panel is open on mobile 
  • Reduced padding on buttons from 20px to 16px
  • Added new button size to delineate between primary and secondary actions
  • Improved tertiary button to job and company cards
  • Fixed padding and margin inconsistencies on /changelog
  • Dropdown text now becomes bold as you type
October 5th, 2020

Page after page

Page after page

Pagination


We’re continuing to expand our search functionality. On top of faster load times and better search suggestions, we have added pagination. As you’re searching for a remote job, it’s often easier to know how many jobs you’ve looked at and how you have to go. Now you can. 

To see pagination for yourself by searching for a remote job. We plan to make it even easier to save and share your job searches in the future too. This is especially handy if you want to share a specific search with a friend.

Other improvements and fixes


  • Fixed issue that caused feedback button to not work
  • Fixed issue where caching would cause company pages to not show header
  • Fixed issue prevent new jobs from being shared on social media
Gotta go fast

Faster load times


Over the past week we made significant updates to our load times. The most notable change is that we now cache search results. This makes it faster to search for jobs, which means less time looking at skeleton components and more time finding your next remote job. 

Better search suggestions


We now bold the text that matches your query and provide typeahead search suggestions for remote companies in our company search. This means you can now search by market, company name, or free text. 


Other improvements and fixes


  • Improved timezone preference section of individual job posts
  • Fixed issue where timestamps on job posts appeared as NaN on Safari
  • Fixed issue where company market pages linked to 404s in breadcrumbs
  • Fixed issue where + and - caused search to break
  • Fixed issue where multiple meta descriptions were available
  • Fixed issue causing structured data on jobs pages to be unparseable
September 21st, 2020

Search search baby

Search search baby

Faster, better designed search


We sped up our search suggestions making it faster than ever to find jobs that are relevant to you. We’ve also added your current text as a result underneath the main search and suggestions now highlight the part that matches your query. 

Additionally, job category now have their own icons, making it even easier to see which suggestions fit your criteria. Each job category badge now has its own color, another simple way for you to quickly delineate between different jobs.

Other improvements and fixes


  • Updated changelog open graph image
  • Fixed issue where period would cause open graph images to not render properly
  • Fixed issue where Euclid font was not rendering on mobile devices
  • Badge text now overflows vertically rather than horizontally  
September 14th, 2020

Sorry! No results found.

Sorry! No results found.

Empty states matter


There’s nothing worse than not finding what you’re looking for. That’s why we spent last week designing and building an easy-to-understand empty state for our search. Ideally, you’ll never see this screen but if you do, we want it to be a nice experience. We hope you like it.

Dynamic rendering


We’ve implemented dynamic rendering to help get jobs in front of more eyeballs. It’s still difficult for search engines to process JavaScript, some aren’t able to process it successfully or immediately. This means pages can take longer to rank or not rank at all.

Dynamic rendering means we switch between client-side rendered for you and pre-rendered content for search engines. Whenever we receive a request, we look at the user agent to determine if it’s coming from a search engine or a regular user:
  • If the request is coming from a search engine, the response is proxied through a headless browser that pre-renders it.
  • If the request is coming from a regular user like you, the response is rendered client-side.

Support for Google Jobs


To make it easier for job seekers to discover jobs posted on Himalayas, we’ve added structure data to all job posts. This means our jobs can appear in Google Search, improving discoverability for job posters.

Other improvements and fixes


  • Fixed search to deprioritize companies with no jobs
  • To support longer job titles search results now stack vertically on mobile
  • Fixed an issue where Chatwoot would not display properly on mobile
  • Improved readability of badges in filter panel by increasing font size from 12px —> 14px and padding-left and padding-right from 10px —> 12px 
  • Fixed issue where dot points in job posts running over two lines were not respecting indentation
  • Fixed issue where Sydney timezone was displaying as 10.0 rather than (UTC 10.00): Sydney
September 5th, 2020

Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

Find your next remote job with Himalayas


We're live! You can now search for jobs on Himalayas. This is our first release and we're super excited to show you what we've built and where we're going next.

Our search lets you find jobs by keywords, timezone, job categories, salary, type of work, and company. The plan is to continue tinkering with our search and improve it based on your feedback. You can give us feedback by clicking "Feedback" in the top nav or by starting a chat with us.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Explore remote companies

We've got a database of 800+ remote companies that you can filter by keyword, hiring location, and markets. We'll be adding more companies over time and you'll be able to claim your company profile and post jobs very soon.

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